“We need to test the boy”, “Hopefully he will get some minutes” – Arsenal fans express disappointment as 22-year-old star is named only on the bench against Bodo/Glimt 

Arsenal followers had been upset as Mikel Arteta determined to not give Reiss Nelson a begin for his staff’s UEFA Europa League conflict towards Bodo/Glimt on Thursday.

Arteta determined to relaxation Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, and extra for the sport. Sambi Lokonga and Eddie Nketiah had been handed begins. Nevertheless, Arteta did not hand a begin to Nelson.

Gunners followers consider that Arteta ought to have given Nelson a begin as a substitute of Gabriel Martinelli. They stated it might have served as the proper alternative to check the younger winger. Additionally, with a vital recreation towards Liverpool arising on the weekend, Martinelli might have gotten a much-deserved relaxation.

Right here is how Arsenal followers reacted throughout Twitter as Reiss Nelson was not given a begin by Mikel Arteta:

@Arsenal Man Nelson in for Nelli we have to take a look at the boy

@Arsenal Please give Nelson an opportunity hopefully he’ll get some minutes.

Nelson spent final season away on mortgage at Feyenoord Rotterdam. In 32 appearances for the Dutch membership, he scored 4 objectives and offered seven assists in all competitions.

Arteta additionally praised the teenager and acknowledged his potential. This is what the supervisor stated to the media about Nelson forward of his staff’s conflict towards Bodo/Glimt (by way of soccer.london):

“After the spell that he had final 12 months on mortgage, we needed him again to see if there are any modifications and there’s a prospect that we are able to actually take to the following degree. We expect the potential is there and we predict we’ve seen one thing in Reiss that’s particular.”

Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus labels Gunners’ followers as particular

Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus.

Gabriel Jesus has settled into his life on the Emirates fairly properly since a €45 million transfer from Manchester Metropolis through the summer time switch window.

He acknowledged that Metropolis followers had been sensible. Nevertheless, Jesus added that the expertise with the Gunners followers is totally completely different. This is what he stated to BT Sport:

“I used to be speaking with the gamers, with Edu, we labored collectively within the nationwide staff and we’re a bit bit shut. Within the first few days, once I signed right here, I went to a Brazilian restaurant and I used to be ready for my automotive outdoors and numerous Arsenal followers got here to say welcome. It’s completely different from Metropolis, in fact.”

The ahead added:

“Metropolis had numerous influence within the final 10-15 or 20 years, and Arsenal had lots [of success] earlier than that. I felt that welcome [from the fans], the best way they got here to speak with me to say, ‘Welcome, we’re with you, supporting you until the top.’ I used to be proud of the followers at Metropolis as properly, nevertheless it’s completely different.”

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